Wanindu Hasaranga recorded the second best figures for RCB in IPL history as his side won by 67 runs against SRH.
Wanindu Hasaranga spun his web as he destroyed the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by picking up 5/18 to seal the seventh victory for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by a huge margin of 67 runs, at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Faf du Plessis led his side from the front as he made unbeaten 73 off 50 to help his side score 192/3.
Talking about how the Southern derby panned out, Du Plessis won the toss and elected to bat. While RCB were unchanged, SRH made two changes with Afghanistan player Fazalhaq Farooqi and Jagadeesha Suchith replacing Sean Abbott and Shreyas Gopal respectively. Virat Kohli’s horrendous form extended as he got dismissed for yet another golden duck, his third of this season and second against SRH this year. Suchith got rid of him off the very first ball of the match with Kohli enduring a soft dismissal.
Rajat Patidar continued to impress as the right-handed batter scored 48 runs off 38 deliveries with four fours and two sixes. Glenn Maxwell (33 off 24) looked at his destructive best but it was Dinesh Karthik’s show in the final overs again as the wicketkeeper-batter hammered an unbeaten 30 runs off just eight deliveries, which included one four and four maximums. He has now scored 71 runs in the 20th over this campaign, which is the most by any batter.
Chasing 193, SRH got off to the worst possible start as skipper Kane Williamson bagged a diamond duck, getting run-out without facing a single delivery. His opening partner Abhishek Sharma also got dismissed for a duck with the Orange Army struggling at 1/2. Rahul Tripathi scored a fighting fifty (58 off 37) but Hasaranga dismantled SRH’s middle-order to bundle them out for just 125 runs.
Williamson’s side has now lost four matches on the bounce and has slipped to the sixth position in the table with ten points. Meanwhile, RCB moved to 14 points and occupy the fourth spot. For his match-winning five-wicket haul, Wanindu Hasaranga bagged the Player of the Match award.
Meanwhile, here are some of the important stats and numbers from Match 54 between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League 2022:
3 – Virat Kohli is now tied with five other players at the third spot for bagging most golden ducks (6) in the IPL.
2 – Kohli registered his second golden duck against SRH this campaign.
6 – Kohli is also now one of the six players to get dismissed for golden duck most times (3) in an IPL edition.
304 – Faf du Plessis completed 300 fours in the tournament.
71 – Dinesh Karthik has now scored 71 runs in just 23 deliveries with five fours and seven sixes in the last ove20th over, which is the most by any batter in IPL 2022. Shimron Hetmyer is second with 51 runs.
7529 – Du Plessis also reached 7500 runs in the T20 matches.
5/18 – Hasaranga registered the second-best bowling figures for RCB in the IPL. Anil Kumble is on top with figures of 5/5 against Rajasthan Royals in 2009.
1 – Hasaranga also scripted his best bowling performance of 5/18 in the league. His previous best was 4/20 against Kolkata Knight Riders in this year.
3 – Only the third instance when both the teams lost a wicket off the first ball in an IPL match. The other two games were Deccan Chargers against Pune Warriors India in 2012 and Delhi Capitals against Mumbai Indians in 2015.
3 – Also only the third instance when a spinner took a wicket off the first delivery of an IPL game. Kevin Pietersen and Marlon Samuels did the same in 2009 and 2012 respectively.
229.21 – Karthik has the second-highest strike rate (229.21) in the death-overs this season. He has racked up 204 runs in just 89 balls with 14 fours and 18 maximums. Rovman Powell tops the chart with a strike rate of 262.50.
199 – Kane Williamson has scored just 199 runs in 11 innings at a poor average of 19.90 and strike rate of 96.13 this season.
54 – Du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell shared the highest third-wicket partnership of 54 runs for RCB this campaign.
2523 – Rahul Tripathi completed 2500 runs in T20 matches.